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  • Visiting the Gateway Arch: Enter the monument through the Gateway Arch Visitor Center, which faces Fourth Street and the Old Courthouse. The Gateway Arch legs are exits only. Please allow at least 30 minutes to go through security. Tickets sell out early and often, advance reservations are strongly recommended. Pending availability, additional tickets may be available for same-day purchase beginning at 9am each day through our website, call center, and ticket center at the Gateway Arch. Same-day ticket availability is not guaranteed and sells out early and often.

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Washington's Ball at the Old Courthouse
February 18, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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FREE – George Washington’s Birthday Ball

Celebrate George Washington’s birthday 1863 style inside the Gateway Arch Visitor Center. Deborah Hyland will teach dances that were popular in 1863. Visitors are invited to try out the moves, or to hang back and watch others dance. The event is free and open to all ages, and historical clothing is not required to participate.

The event will take place on the mezzanine level of the visitor center. Pass through the security checkpoint, then head down the stairs or elevator to the mezzanine level.